Reviewed Jul 10, 2012
Fraser Mckissack’s review:
A borderline perfect film let down by a soppy balls ending (but I'm a miserable bastard who prefers tragedy over loving resolution). That said, the world created in Flirting is rich, believable and utterly compelling. Characters are strong, and chances are you'll be chuckling most of the way through this lovely tale of young love. But don't be fooled. Flirting is a lot deeper than most romantic narratives. Not only is there the slight hint of racial tension, there is also the outbreak of war in Uganda and the rise of Idi Amin (where the female love interest was born and where her parents return), adding an extra layer of conflict and depth to the proceedings.
Watch out for a young Nicole Kidman and a young Thandie Newton, both of whom shine in this film. Flirting is a definite must-see, an experience you will remember and relish.